PRIMARY BLACK HOLE SPIN IN OJ 287 AS DETERMINED BY THE GENERAL RELATIVITY CENTENARY FLARE

dc.contributor.authorValtonen, M. J.
dc.contributor.authorZola, S.
dc.contributor.authorCiprini, S.
dc.contributor.authorGopakumar, A.
dc.contributor.authorMatsumoto, K.
dc.contributor.authorSadakane, K.
dc.contributor.authorKidger, M.
dc.contributor.authorGazeas, K.
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, K.
dc.contributor.authorBerdyugin, A.
dc.contributor.authorPiirola, V.
dc.contributor.authorJermak, H.
dc.contributor.authorBaliyan, K. S.
dc.contributor.authorAlicavus, F.
dc.contributor.authorBoyd, D.
dc.contributor.authorCampas Torrent, M.
dc.contributor.authorCampos, F.
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo Gomez, J.
dc.contributor.authorCaton, D. B.
dc.contributor.authorChavushyan, V.
dc.contributor.authorDalessio, J.
dc.contributor.authorDebski, B.
dc.contributor.authorDimitrov, D.
dc.contributor.authorDrozdz, M.
dc.contributor.authorEr, H.
dc.contributor.authorErdem, A.
dc.contributor.authorEscartin Perez, A.
dc.contributor.authorRamazani, V. Fallah
dc.contributor.authorFilippenko, A. V.
dc.contributor.authorGanesh, S.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, F.
dc.contributor.authorGomez Pinilla, F.
dc.contributor.authorGopinathan, M.
dc.contributor.authorHaislip, J. B.
dc.contributor.authorHudec, R.
dc.contributor.authorHurst, G.
dc.contributor.authorIvarsen, K. M.
dc.contributor.authorJelinek, M.
dc.contributor.authorJoshi, A.
dc.contributor.authorKagitani, M.
dc.contributor.authorKaur, N.
dc.contributor.authorKeel, W. C.
dc.contributor.authorLaCluyze, A. P.
dc.contributor.authorLee, B. C.
dc.contributor.authorLindfors, E.
dc.contributor.authorLozano de Haro, J.
dc.contributor.authorMoore, J. P.
dc.contributor.authorMugrauer, M.
dc.contributor.authorNaves Nogues, R.
dc.contributor.authorNeely, A. W.
dc.contributor.authorNelson, R. H.
dc.contributor.authorOgloza, W.
dc.contributor.authorOkano, S.
dc.contributor.authorPandey, J. C.
dc.contributor.authorPerri, M.
dc.contributor.authorPihajoki, P.
dc.contributor.authorPoyner, G.
dc.contributor.authorProvencal, J.
dc.contributor.authorPursimo, T.
dc.contributor.authorRaj, A.
dc.contributor.authorReichart, D. E.
dc.contributor.authorReinthal, R.
dc.contributor.authorSadegi, S.
dc.contributor.authorSakanoi, T.
dc.contributor.authorSalto Gonzalez, J. -L.
dc.contributor.authorSameer
dc.contributor.authorSchweyer, T.
dc.contributor.authorSiwak, M.
dc.contributor.authorSoldan Alfaro, F. C.
dc.contributor.authorSonbas, E.
dc.contributor.authorSteele, I.
dc.contributor.authorStocke, J. T.
dc.contributor.authorStrobl, J.
dc.contributor.authorTakalo, L. O.
dc.contributor.authorTomov, T.
dc.contributor.authorTremosa Espasa, L.
dc.contributor.authorValdes, J. R.
dc.contributor.authorValero Perez, J.
dc.contributor.authorVerrecchia, F.
dc.contributor.authorWebb, J. R.
dc.contributor.authorYoneda, M.
dc.contributor.authorZejmo, M.
dc.contributor.authorZheng, W.
dc.contributor.authorTelting, J.
dc.contributor.authorSaario, J.
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, T.
dc.contributor.authorKvammen, A.
dc.contributor.authorGafton, E.
dc.contributor.authorKarjalainen, R.
dc.contributor.authorHarmanen, J.
dc.contributor.authorBlay, P.
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Turku
dc.contributor.otherJagiellonian University
dc.contributor.otherPedagogical University of Cracow
dc.contributor.otherAgenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
dc.contributor.otherIstituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
dc.contributor.otherTata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
dc.contributor.otherOsaka University of Education
dc.contributor.otherEuropean Space Agency
dc.contributor.otherNational & Kapodistrian University of Athens
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Space (DoS), Government of India
dc.contributor.otherPhysical Research Laboratory - India
dc.contributor.otherCanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of North Carolina
dc.contributor.otherAppalachian State University
dc.contributor.otherInstituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Delaware
dc.contributor.otherBulgarian Academy of Sciences
dc.contributor.otherAtaturk University
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of California System
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of California Berkeley
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Science & Technology (India)
dc.contributor.otherAryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill
dc.contributor.otherCzech Academy of Sciences
dc.contributor.otherAstronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
dc.contributor.otherCzech Technical University Prague
dc.contributor.otherTohoku University
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.contributor.otherKorea Astronomy & Space Science Institute (KASI)
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Science & Technology (UST)
dc.contributor.otherIstituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF)
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Helsinki
dc.contributor.otherMax Planck Society
dc.contributor.otherTechnical University of Munich
dc.contributor.otherAdiyaman University
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Colorado System
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Colorado Boulder
dc.contributor.otherNicolaus Copernicus University
dc.contributor.otherState University System of Florida
dc.contributor.otherFlorida International University
dc.contributor.otherKiepenheuer Institut fur Sonnenphysik
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Zielona Gora
dc.contributor.otherIsaac Newton Group of Telescopes
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-25T20:39:04Z
dc.date.available2018-09-25T20:39:04Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-10
dc.description.abstractOJ 287 is a quasi-periodic quasar with roughly 12 year optical cycles. It displays prominent outbursts that are predictable in a binary black hole model. The model predicted a major optical outburst in 2015 December. We found that the outburst did occur within the expected time range, peaking on 2015 December 5 at magnitude 12.9 in the optical R-band. Based on Swift/XRT satellite measurements and optical polarization data, we find that it included a major thermal component. Its timing provides an accurate estimate for the spin of the primary black hole, chi = 0.313 +/- 0.01. The present outburst also confirms the established general relativistic properties of the system such as the loss of orbital energy to gravitational radiation at the 2% accuracy level, and it opens up the possibility of testing the black hole no-hair theorem with 10% accuracy during the present decade.en_US
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dc.identifier.citationValtonen, M. et al. (2016): Primary Black Hole Spin in OJ 287 as Determined by the General Relativity Centenary Flare. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 819(2). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/819/2/L37
dc.identifier.doi10.3847/2041-8205/819/2/L37
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherIOP Publishing Ltd
dc.subjectblack hole physics
dc.subjectquasars: general
dc.subjectquasars: individual (OJ 287)
dc.subjectquasars: supermassive black holes
dc.subjectMASSES
dc.subjectOJ-287
dc.subjectOJ287
dc.subjectAstronomy & Astrophysics
dc.titlePRIMARY BLACK HOLE SPIN IN OJ 287 AS DETERMINED BY THE GENERAL RELATIVITY CENTENARY FLAREen_US
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